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The Rising Cost of Auditory Injury in the Armed Forces

THE RIS ING COST OF AUDITORY INJURY IN THE ARMED FORCES 1.5 MILLION VETERANS suffer from SERVICE-CONNECTED hearing impairment 840,000 700,000 suffer from tinnitus suffer from hearing loss a414,000 of these cases are from the wars in IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN2 TINNITUS & HEARING LOSS are the most common SERVICE- CONNECTED disabilities (more common than visible injuries) Nearly 100% of these injuries are PREVENTABLE THE FINANCIAL COSTS $30,000 $26,000,000,000 the COST to the COST to SOCIETY 4 INDIVIDUALS THE PER SONAL COSTS Hearing loss is linked to:5 ANXIETY IMPAIRED ACADEMIC DEPRESSION ACHIEVEMENT HEART IMPAIRED DISEASE MEMORY IMPAIRED FEELINGS OF COGNITIVE ISOLATION FUNCTION Without action, the problem WILL WORSEN Auditory injury is RISING 13-18% ANNUALLY We must act now to PROTECT our military, reduce costs and care for those who serve TWITTER.COM/DODHCE HEARING.HEALTH.MIL f FACEBOOK.COM/DODHCE НСЕ DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HEARING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE REFERENCES - on_Tinnitus_and_Hearing Loss.pdf a * s loss.cfm * Hoffer ME., Balaban, C, Gottshall K, Balough, BJ, Maddox MR, Penta JR. Blast Exposure: Vestibular Consequences

The Rising Cost of Auditory Injury in the Armed Forces

shared by HearingHealth on Oct 26
This infographic illustrates the widespread prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus, the military's top two service-connected disabilities, as well as the surprising physical, social and economic cost...


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